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Ethylene Oxide Europe Transcript
The European Ethylene Oxide report has an official contract range and this covers both the free-delivered North West European market and also the free delivered Mediterranean market.
The contract is, 95% is based on a formula movement and traditionally moves 82% on average of the Ethylene feed stock movement. The remaining 5% is on a freely negotiated basis and moves in line with supply and demand, and to a lesser extent, feedstocks.
The ICIS report provides invaluable pricing information and a number of players use that for ICIS-linked contracts.
The main downstream sectors include the industrial application markets, also the surfactants market and the seasonal business in the anti-freeze and downstream bottle sectors.
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Updated to Q3 2014
Following a significant price increase from June to July, Europe September ethylene oxide (EO) contracts continued to follow upstream ethylene and fell to their lowest point in the year.
EO participants experienced tightness caused by supply disruptions in June, July and again in September, resulting in customers having to seek material from other sellers.
This, coupled with imminent shutdowns, led to a shortage of availability, particularly into the ethoxylates sector, according to sources.
There was a three-week shutdown scheduled at BASF’s 345,000 tonne/year EO unit in Ludwigshafen, Germany, due to start from the last week of September, sources said.
Clariant has a planned turnaround at its Gendorf facility in Germany, from 20 September until 6 October. The plant has a nameplate capacity of 240,000 tonnes/year of EO equivalents.
Polski Koncern Naftowy Orlen SA (PKN) was down for maintenance in Plock, Poland, from 9-30 September at its 115,000 tonne/year EO plant.
The vast majority of business is transacted on a formula to ethylene representing 80-85% of the change in the ethylene price. An average value of 82% is used for ICIS price assessments.
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